Author Archives: Elise Moreau


Steve Wozniak supports Kim Dotcom in MegaUpload case

Steve Wozniak supports Kim Dotcom in MegaUpload case

Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak is backing MegaUpload’s Kim Dotcom and bashing the US piracy case against him for alleged copyright infringement charges. While Dotcom still has yet to be extradited from New Zealand, his assets have been seized by US officials and they’re trying to keep him from paying for a legal defense with his funds.

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Shimi is an Android smartphone-enabled robot that can dance

Shimi is an Android smartphone-enabled robot that can dance

Researchers at Georgia Tech’s Center for Music Technology have created a one-foot tall robot that does nearly everything that a real DJ can do. The robot--called Shimi--is an interactive “musical buddy” that acts as an Android smartphone docking station. Once Shimi gets access to the music library stored on your Android device, the bot can offer song recommendations, pick up the beat of the music, dance along to it and play songs based on feedback.

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Cisco announces Linksys 802.11ac router and Cloud Connect platform

Cisco announces Linksys 802.11ac router and Cloud Connect platform

Cisco announced the new Linksys EA6500 today, its first 802.11ac router with up to 1,300Mbps data rate on the 5GHz and 540Mbps on the 2.4GHz. The announcement of the EA6500 also comes at the same time as does the Linksys AC Universal Media Connector featuring 802.11ac connectivity to a maximum of four ethernet devices. Both the Media Connector and EA6500 router should be available in August or September.

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Google has a neural network that can recognize objects

Google has a neural network that can recognize objects

It only took 16,000 computer processors to do it, but over the span of just a few years a group of Google scientists were able to simulate how the human brain identifies things they find on the Internet. More specifically, the neural network was able to train itself to recognize cats. The way it was able to recognize them actually reflected biological theories where objects are identified by trained individual neurons in the brain.

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